Investors Say Logistics Companies Are In For The Long Haul
Cargomatic in LA, Traansmission in NY and Cincinnati-based OneMorePallet are a few startups that have received early-stage funding to tackle this issue by facilitating direct communication between shippers and truck drivers. By removing the middleman, both parties benefit from reduced expenses and wait times.
There’s an App for that?
Cargomatic allows empty truck spaces to be filled by those who need it.
Cargomatic’s mobile technology connects truckers to freight and people nearby
Cargomatic promises to be another example of mobile technology’s power to squeeze out excess inventory by better matching supply and demand.
Cargomatic’s mobile technology connects truckers to short-range jobs
“Cargomatic is aiming to do for short-range trucking what Uber and Lyft have done for taxi drivers: use the capabilities of smartphones to connect drivers to freight and people nearby that need moving.”
‘Uber’-like truck, load-matching system being tested in NY-NJ market
Venice, California-based Cargomatic is testing its “Uber”-like truck and shipment matching technology in the tri-state trucking market of New York, northern New Jersey and Connecticut.
Move over Uber
California-based Cargomatic Inc., a Uber-like “Silicon Beach” business, announced that it had raised $2.6 million in early-stage funding to connect available truck drivers with people who need to move large amounts of freight.
Uber for Truck Drivers
Cargomatic is running in Southern California, with operations centralized in Los Angeles. However, coverage extends to Santa Barbara County, San Diego County and San Bernardino County. Company executives reported that they plan to expand the service to the East Coast within the next few months.
Load Matcher Cargomatic Starts App-Based Service
The fledgling load-matching service Cargomatic is bidding to capitalize on unused capacity in local trucking markets by using a wireless or smart-phone application, beginning with Southern California….
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“Uber for trucks” or loadboard?
CEO Jonathan Kessler describes it as a cloud-based that lets shippers post and offer loads on a first-come basis to drivers within a 10 to 20 mi. radius. Proof of delivery, invoicing and payments are all handled electronically by Cargomatic. There is no direct fee for either the shipper or carrier.
Q&A: Cargomatic CEO Jonathan Kessler explains how his ‘Uber for trucking’ works
Cargomatic is a platform that connects business shippers with truckers in real time. What that means is, say you’re a driver and truck locally, and you drop something off in Compton—you’re free. This is a platform that allows you to market that capacity that you have to shippers all around the area and in fact all around the country who are looking for somebody to take something.